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Scrap Book Number IV, 1971-1981

Identifier: Series IV

Scope and Contents

At 100 pages, this is the largest of the four scrap books and contains the most varied materials, of which only the highlights can be mentioned here. A number of biographical pieces on prominent figures include Nobel Prize winning economist Wassily W. Leontief and his wife, Estelle; Eli Goldstein, a business and civic leader; and Dr. David Dow, the Cambridge Medical Examiner. Transitional events are also recorded, such as the closing of the Riverside Press and the Window Shop; the centennial celebration of First Church Congregational; and the renovation and renaming of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Celebrations and dedications are also covered, as the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976; the Colonel Henry Knox Expedition; and the dedications of the Fort Washington Park and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education’s Dexter Pratt House. Also of interest is a six part series on the Cambridge water supply system.


  • 1971-1981

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Material is in English.

Access and Use

Collection is available for research under the CHC rules of use.

The clippings and other materials are too fragile to be made available for use by the general public. For preservation purposes, all four scrap books have been reconstituted, their photocopied pages exactly replicate the original volumes, and are accessible for general use.


From the Collection: 0.5 linear feet

From the Collection: 2 records cartons (1 flat box)

Physical Description

100 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Historical Commission Archives Repository

831 Massachusetts Avenue
2nd Floor
Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 US